Photos from Milan Italy

Some images from a visit to Milan, Italy today …

Duomo di Milano, the largest cathedral in Italy, and the fifth largest in the world. We climbed close to 200┬ásteps to the reach the roof … magnificent views …

Duomo Di Milano
A dramatic image of the spires and stonework on the roof of the building. Larry Shapiro photo
Duomo Di Milano
A sampling of the ornate workmanship along the upper sections of the building. Larry Shapiro photo
inside the Duomo Di Milano
Inside the cathedral – a quick timed exposure before being caught taking photos without a permit. Larry Shapiro photo

An interesting image of the main terminal garage for the Tram di Milano …

tram terminal in Milano
Great lines from the rails, the roof structure and all of the supporting elements inside the building. Larry Shapiro photo

And … a visit to the headquarters of the Vigil del Fuoco in Milan, the second largest facility in Italy behind Rome. Incredibly, there are over 30 units housed in this facility without counting the support vehicles … cars, small trucks, buses, and vans … they have roughly 60 per shift operating out of the location including several pumpers, two aerials, two cranes, a scuba team with several boats, a hazmat/CBRNE team with six units, an excavator, end loader, dump trucks, a flatbed tow truck with a crane, communications unit and more.

large crane for the Vigili Del Fuoco
Now of two large cranes for the Vigili Del Fuoco in Milan. Larry Shapiro photo
Italian fire service fire engine
Open compartments show some of the equipment carried on the pumper. Larry Shapiro photo
Italian fire service fire engine
An example of the pumper units used by the Vigili Del Fuoco in Milan. Larry Shapiro photo
Vigili Del Fuoco headquarters in Milan
Panoramic image of the central yard of the Vigili Del Fuoco in Milan. Larry Shapiro photo
Vigili Del Fuoco Magirus
Vigili Del Fuoco Magirus platform aerial. Larry Shapiro photo